Welcome to BASCAP

Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)

  • New India country report from BASCAP FICCI-CASCADE New India country report from BASCAP FICCI-CASCADE
  • BASCAP Director Jeff Hardy presents IP recommendations to Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev BASCAP Director Jeff Hardy presents IP recommendations to Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev
  • Public Awareness - Fakes Cost More, I Buy Real is an international consumer awareness campaign Public Awareness - Fakes Cost More, I Buy Real is an international consumer awareness campaign
  • Intergovernmental agenda - BASCAP attends 7th Global Congress in Istanbul, Turkey Intergovernmental agenda - BASCAP attends 7th Global Congress in Istanbul, Turkey

Counterfeiting and piracy undermine economic development

The massive infiltration of counterfeit and pirated goods drains $1 trillion from the global economy and robs over 2.5 million jobs. Unsafe and ineffective products now pose a risk to millions of consumers, while governments, businesses and society are being robbed of hundreds of billions in tax revenues, income and jobs.

A disorder of this magnitude undermines economic development, a sound market economy system and open international trade and investment. No legitimate business or country is immune to the impact of counterfeiting and piracy, and no single actor can successfully fight this battle alone, which is why ICC created the Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP).

Newest BASCAP publications

Counterfeiting, Piracy and Smuggling in India - Effects and Possible Solutions, is a case study of the economic impacts of counterfeiting, piracy and smuggling in India. Recommendations to improve India's intellectual property rights regime calls for stronger enforcement of existing laws and regulations.

Read more about the new India from BASCAP and FICCI

Controlling the Zone: Balancing facilitation and control to combat illicit trade in the world's Free Trade Zones, is a BASCAP report calling for increased regulation and better management of Free Trade Zones (FTZs) which, without proper oversight, can be vulnerable to counterfeiting and piracy. The report concludes with key recommendations to improve enforcement or intellectual property rights.

Download "Controlling the Zone" report

Join the fight

BASCAP membership strengthens your company's internal capability to deal with counterfeiting and piracy of your brands. Membership allows you access to the Global Leadership Group (GLG), comprised of over a dozen CEOs from international companies and a host of benefits including a member driven agenda and action at the highest levels.

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More from BASCAP

New India country report from BASCAP FICCI-CASCADE

Conference on Trade in Counterfeit, Pirated and Smuggled Goods

BASCAP sponsored and co-organized with FICCI a major Conference on Trade in Counterfeit, Pirated and Smuggled Goods - A Threat to India's National Security and Economy, on 19-20 September 2013 in New... Read more

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Free Trade Zones training at WCO Knowledge Academy

The BASCAP Free Trade Zones report was presented to customs officials during 2013 WCO Knowledge Academy in Brussels. This special training session focused on measures to improve Customs enforcement of... Read more

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I buy real

"Fakes Cost More, I Buy Real" is a global awareness campaign that helps consumers understand the real health and safety risks associated with counterfeit goods. The campaign offers ways for consumers... Read more